Elton John greatest hits collection coming in November

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Elton John and Bernie Taupin are celebrating a 50-year collaboration. Photo: Sam Emerson

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

The ultimate Elton John collection will be available for the holidays.

“Diamonds,” coming Nov. 10, will corral 17 of John’s biggest hits on the single CD version, 34 on the double CD and 51 songs on the limited edition triple edition box set, which also comes with a 72-page book with annotations for the stories behind each track. A 2-LP heavyweight vinyl version and digital formats will also be available.

The hits set coincides with the 50th anniversary of John’s songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin, which has spanned 1971’s “Your Song” to 2016’s “Wonderful, Crazy Night.”

The collections are available for pre-order now in the four physical formats.

John, who currently has a featured (and hilarious) role in the new “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” film, has dates scheduled through March for his re-occurring “The Million Dollar Piano residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

DIAMONDS

1CD STANDARD (U.S. Only)

  1.            Your Song
  2.          Tiny Dancer
  3.          Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
  4. Crocodile Rock
  5.             Daniel
  6. Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
  7. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  8. Candle In The Wind
  9.             Bennie And The Jets
  10. Philadelphia Freedom
  11.          Island Girl
  12. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
  13.          Mama Can’t Buy You Love
  14. I’m Still Standing
  15.          I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
  16.          Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me [George Michael and Elton John]
  17.          Can You Feel The Love Tonight

 

STANDARD (2CD, DIGITAL)

CD1

  1.            Your Song
  2.          Tiny Dancer
  3.          Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
  4.          Honky Cat
  5.          Crocodile Rock
  6.          Daniel
  7.          Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
  8.          Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  9.          Candle In The Wind
  10.          Bennie And The Jets
  11.          The Bitch Is Back
  12.          Philadelphia Freedom
  13.          Island Girl
  14.          Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  15.          Don’t Go Breaking My Heart [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
  16.          Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  17.          Little Jeannie

 

CD2

  1.             Song For Guy
  2.             Blue Eyes
  3.             I’m Still Standing
  4.             I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
  5.             Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  6.             Nikita
  7.             I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That
  8.             Sacrifice
  9.             Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me [George Michael and Elton John]
  10.          Something About The Way You Look Tonight
  11.          I Want Love
  12.          Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  13.          Are You Ready For Love?
  14.          Electricity
  15.          Home Again
  16.          Looking Up
  17.          Circle Of Life

 

DELUXE (3CD, DIGITAL)

CD1

  1.            Your Song
  2.          Tiny Dancer
  3.          Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
  4.          Honky Cat
  5.          Crocodile Rock
  6.          Daniel
  7.          Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
  8.          Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  9.          Candle In The Wind
  10.          Bennie And The Jets
  11.          The Bitch Is Back
  12.          Philadelphia Freedom
  13.          Island Girl
  14.          Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  15.          Don’t Go Breaking My Heart [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
  16.          Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  17.          Little Jeannie

 

 

CD2

  1.             Song For Guy
  2.             Blue Eyes
  3.             I’m Still Standing
  4.             I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
  5.             Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  6.             Nikita
  7.             I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That
  8.             Sacrifice
  9.             Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me [George Michael and Elton John]
  10.          Something About The Way You Look Tonight
  11.          I Want Love
  12.          Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  13.          Are You Ready For Love?
  14.          Electricity
  15.          Home Again
  16.          Looking Up
  17.          Circle Of Life

 

CD3

  1.             Skyline Pigeon
  2.             Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  3.             Pinball Wizard
  4.             Mama Can’t Buy You Love
  5.             Part-Time Love
  6.             Victim of Love
  7.             Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)
  8.             Kiss The Bride
  9. That’s What Friends Are For [Dionne Warwick with Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder]
  10. The One
  11.          True Love [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
  12.          Believe
  13.          Live Like Horses [Elton John and Luciano Pavarotti]
  14.          Written In The Stars [Elton John and LeAnn Rimes]
  15.          This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore
  16.          Good Morning To The Night [Elton vs PNAU]
  17.          Step Into Christmas

 

2LP

Side A

  1.             Your Song
  2.             Tiny Dancer
  3.             Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
  4.             Crocodile Rock
  5.             Daniel

 

Side B

  1.             Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
  2.             Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  3.             Candle In The Wind
  4.             Bennie And The Jets
  5.             Someone Saved My Life Tonight

 

Side C

  1.             Don’t Go Breaking My Heart [Elton John and Kiki Dee]
  2.             Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  3.             Song For Guy
  4.             Blue Eyes
  5.             I’m Still Standing
  6.             I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues

 

Side D

  1.             Nikita
  2.             Sacrifice
  3.             Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me [George Michael and Elton John]
  4.             Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  5.             Are You Ready For Love?

 

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